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Reality check: Cardinal Burke’s star will shine on
http://www.catholicvote.org ^ | December 17, 2013 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 12/17/2013 8:23:46 PM PST by NKP_Vet

The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. He’s on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all of his duties this morning.

Oh wait, that’s not what happened. Actually, Pope Francis simply chose not to renew his membership on the Congregation for Bishops, the body that helps select bishops for the United States and around the world. Still, this was enough for noted Burke-haters here in America to proclaim this is the end of Burke’s episcopal career.

Even the normally sober-minded John Allen cited this recent EWTN interview given by Cardinal Burke on “The World Over” where the cardinal said “we can never talk enough about the defense of human life” as some sort of example that Pope Francis wants to move away from the Cardinal’s “aggressive line” on the culture wars — please! As if Pope Francis has nothing better to do than monitor what gets said on EWTN every night.

Let me pour some cold water on this hyperventilating speculation.

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Didn't like seeing Cardinal Burke sacked, and I don't consider Cardinal Wuerl a conservative, but I do like this from the article.....

"If we want to see anything significant in today’s news, it should be that Pope Francis confirmed Cardinal Marc Oullet as the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops! A more conservative Cardinal you couldn’t ask for"

1 posted on 12/17/2013 8:23:46 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Amen!


2 posted on 12/17/2013 9:00:08 PM PST by LisaFab
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